Portion for Orphans Newsletter
March 19, 2006
"Trust in the LORD, and do good..." Psalm 37:3
Live the life you've always imagined." - Thoreau
Latest News from Portion for Orphans in Thailand...
First of all, just wanted to show you the face of one of the little ones that
your donations are reaching out to. :)
Below you can see a few items that were needed to help take good care of her
and all of her little friends here at the Pattaya Orphanage. It's a blender
help the nannies prepare their food, as well as all kinds of medicine for
fever, cough, rash,
runny noses, and tummy problems. There are a few other items too, including
fun stuff. :)
Below you see one of the older girls. I was not able to get to know any
of the older children very well because they were at school and studying most
time, but I did want to give them a few things that I was told that they
needed. The bag you see me handing to her contains what you see in the following
There are 20 older girls and 40 boys who also got a bag. Because of your
support, we were able to give these children what most children would receive
moms and dads on their birthdays. :) Thanks, from them and me both, because
was very special. :)
Here is a picture of a neat mat we've given for the baby room. As a pre-k teacher,
I feel it's important for little children to have a huge colorful rug with
Thai letters all over it that they can look at and learn to walk and crawl
on instead of the dull slippery tile which looked painful when they would
:) Christine, who you see in the picture, is the volunteer coordinator. She
said she has dreamed about working at a place like this since she was 7,
it! And she would love to meet any of you who would like to volunteer there.
I highly recommend it!
And last but definitely not by any means least ... the shoes arrived at
the Leprosy Colony in Kakinada, India. A family from my church back home was
so quick to
step up and say... go get those shoes and so we did! 114 pairs to go along
with the Bibles, food and medicine that was also given specifically for them
friends back home. :) Whew... I hope that each of you are feeling just as
happy to be a part of this as I am, it's almost too much for me to believe
has given us these awesome opportunities to reach out and show God's love
all over the place. I'm happy that all of you are a part of this in whatever
it makes it all possible. :)
Although I was planning to visit the Philippines, the plan has changed for
various reasons including the current state of the government but also the
that I'm told would keep me from visiting the places where I was hoping to
I will be able to return there at a different time, but after praying and
requesting advice, I've decided that it's not a good idea right now. So ...
this purpose-driven journey is complete :) mission accomplished! Although,
I'm hoping and praying that it's really only just the beginning. Step by
step He leads
a good shepherd, to the places He deems best for us and for others.
So, for the next few weeks I'll be at different places that look like the picture
below... just resting and reflecting. While I strongly value hard work,
a firm believer in taking days of rest and exploring God's beautiful creation.
love you guys and will see you in a few weeks.
Let us run in the path of His commands so that when we are welcomed into Heaven
because of our faith in Christ, we will also hear well done because of our works.
I love you guys so much and honestly, more than ever before, I'm overwhelmed
with your generosity and partnership.
P.S. Last pic ~ This is Dom and Lim. They are two of many students at the handicapped
school next to the orphanage. Neither can stand up due to previous accidents.
Both learned to swim last week and are now doing laps back and forth using only
their arms. Talk about doing the best with what you've got!
[Click here to view several additional pictures]